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Sweetwater Economic Development's Larissa Place Recieves Certification in Basic Economic Development Course


For Immediate Release

November 16, 2016

Contact: Ken Becker

Sweetwater Economic Development


Sweetwater Economic Development's Larissa Place receives Basic Economic Development Certificate

Sweetwater Economic Development's Assistant Marketing and Administrative Director, Larissa Place, receives her Certificate in Basic Economic Development. The four day course focuses on the fundamental concepts, tools and skills needed to be successful in today's political, economic and business development. The BEDC provides a comprehensive understanding of the keys of successful economic development. For those new to the profession, like Larissa, the BEDC is the first step towards a professional certification. The course is conducted through a partnership with the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX).

Larissa can now add this certificate to her Associates in Business Administration Degree from Harrisburg Area Community College and her Bachelors of Science Degree from The Pennsylvania State University with a major in Marketing and a minor in Advertising. Her background in schooling and previous positions within the automotive & manufacturing sector brought a new perspective to Economic Development. She plans to continue her Economic Development Education with the Certified Economic Developer (VEcD) examination.